“Then he said, “O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. Behold, here I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’— let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.” And it happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with her pitcher on her shoulder.”
Genesis 24:12-15 NKJV
Two women, two wells
I love this passage from Genesis chapter 24, as it is a wonderful picture, or foreshadowing of the great work of the Holy Spirit as He draws people to Jesus. Just as Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac, the Holy Spirit moves through the world looking for the bride of Christ. We see how God went before the servant and set up the times and place for all to happen according to God’s plan.
We are the servants of Jesus, and we seek the Holy Spirit to guide us as we take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations, to our country, to our states, the cities, and to the neighborhoods in which we live. I love the way God answers the servants prayer while he is yet speaking. I have had those moments when I have witnessed, and before I could even finish presenting the Gospel, the person was ready to repond.
I can tell you, brothers and sisters, that the Lord is out and moving through this world, and drawing the hearts of people everywhere. These perilous times have created an awareness of spiritual things, of change coming, of a need for the surety of God in these uncertain times. Hearts are open, and people are waiting.
Rebekah had an appointment with God at the well. I am sure at that moment, she had no idea what was happening in the unseen around her, but when the moment came, she responded according to God’s appointed plan.
It reminds me of another moment, another woman, another well.
“A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.”
John 4:4, 7-9 NKJV
Just as the servant needed to go and seek the bride for Isaac, Jesus came Himself to seek the woman at the well. She was a woman with a past, likely forsaken by the by those around her. She came to the well in the heat of day, so she could be alone, and not see the scowls of there other women. I am sure she had no idea that she too had an appointment wth God.
Let us, who have called upon the name of the Lord for salvation, be about the business of seeking the lost, the forgotten, those that God is drawing unto salvation. In these times it is easy to hold back, to hide behind our holy fortresses made up of our social networks and circles, and not bother to reach out to the lost. We were not drawn by God to sit on our pews, and watch as people toil in this life, deep in sin, and bound for hell. God has given us His message to share.
We are the servants looking for the women at the well, bring the promise gifts from God, salvation, rather than gold, eternal promise and a spiritual marriage. We bring life in forgiveness, life beyond the weight of sin, and the sting of death. Let us go boldly and share the Good News, so everyone can hear.
Unbelievers, you too can know the joy of Jesus, the great salvation, the new life.
“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.””
John 4:10, 13-14 NKJV
This present world leaves the soul thirsty, wanting and dry. There is no satisfaction. Drink the living water and never thirst again. You too will go out and tell all the good things that God has done for you!
“The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city and came to Him.”
John 4:28-30 NKJV
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